A weekend or 4 evening course starting with the absolute basics, delivered in the club’s RIBs. No previous experience necessary. This is the minimum required to drive the club’s powerboats. The course includes boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat. More information is available from the RYA website.
The minimum duration of the course is 2 days (or equivalent). It is also possible to do a shorter direct assessment for experienced drivers, please contact us if you think this would be right for you.
We aim to run several courses through the season to get more people qualified to help on the safety boats.
Age 12+. Those aged 12-15 at the end of the course can only use their qualification under supervision.
No prior experience necessary.
OSC run this course primarily to increase the number of people able to volunteer on the club powerboats so it is expected that members attending the course will help to drive the sailing club RIBs. If you are looking for a commercial course there are several providers in the area including iPowerboat and You and Sea.
If you’re unsure if this is the right course for you then please contact us.
All participants must be a member of OSC.